from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An employee or assistant who serves in a wide range of capacities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person having many diverse activities or responsibilities.
- n. A general servant.
- n. A jack of all trades.
- n. An individual employed to do all sorts of duties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person employed to do all kinds of work or business; a person with many different responsibilities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who does everything; specifically, one who is called upon or employed to do all kinds of work for another.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
Squire is the protecting power, but his factotum is the active and busy agent.
When he first showed up at Sun Studios, pestering them to get an audition, Marion Kisko (ph), who was the secretary and kind of factotum there, she asked him what kind of music he sang and famously he said, I sing all kinds.
He was greatly liked, and the late Sir George Barlow, a landed proprietor of the neighbourhood, made him a kind of factotum on his estate.
M'Clutchy rose from the humble office of process-server to that of bailiff's follower, bailiff, head-bailiff, barony constable, until, finally, he felt himself a kind of factotum on the Castle Cumber property; and in proportion as he rose, so did his manners rise with him.
I was, during several years, a kind of factotum servant to a country clergyman, where I pickt up a good many scraps of learning, particularly in some branches of the mathematics.
She wanted to ensure there was no clash in timings, "recounts Dhawan, now 72, often referred to as her factotum, confidant and shadow all rolled into one, and who was associated with her for 22 uninterrupted years.
"factotum," to find out what the Opposition was going to do.
In the bungalow at Mill Valley he lived alone, save for Lee Sing, the Chinese cook and factotum, who knew much about the strangeness of his master, who was paid well for saying nothing, and who never did say anything.
Class-factotum -- You brought up a very good point!
So, defying belief, a managerial factotum, who just happens to know the role, is shunted on posing as the missing Morelli.